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Dale Carnegie’s Top 10 Tips for Improving Your Social Skills. Image by kalandrakas.

Dale Carnegie’s Top 10 Tips for Improving Your Social Skills

“The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. “Who was Dale Carnegie?” He wrote a little book called “How to Win Friends and Influence People”. 13 psychological tricks that help in communicating with anyone. Sometimes we strike a wrong chord with someone, or feel uncomfortable to ask somebody about something.

13 psychological tricks that help in communicating with anyone

Today, Bright Side will tell you the techniques which can help you build good relationships with anybody. If the answer doesn’t suit you — for example, the person you are talking to left something unsaid, wasn’t clear, or lied — don’t ask again. Instead, simply look silently and attentively into his or her eyes. This technique will get him or her cornered, and the person will be forced to continue his or her thoughts.If someone yells at you, make an effort to keep calm, staying absolutely impassive. The first reaction of a loudmouth is usually anger, which your behavior can provoke, but it will quickly subside. The skills gap at work … that no one is talking about. The skills gap at work … that no one is talking about On Feb. 4, 2004, the first handful of users at Harvard University logged onto the newly launched thefacebook.com, the predecessor to Facebook.

The skills gap at work … that no one is talking about

Just a dozen years later, 2 billion people — nearly one-third of the planet — are on social media. The speed at which adoption has spread is almost certainly unprecedented in the history of the world. No wonder companies — and their employees — are struggling to keep up. After initial skepticism, businesses have raced to social media, chasing the estimated three-quarters of consumers who now say social media influences their buying decisions. Just one small problem: The contemporary workforce is woefully underprepared for the challenges ahead. What’s behind the social skills gap? The reason for this skills shortfall?

Empathy

Self-Esteem. Toxic Relationships. Social Skills. How to Validate Someone - Tina Gilbertson. The need for validation, whether conscious or not, is universal.

How to Validate Someone - Tina Gilbertson

We all want to feel acceptable, worthy, and not-kooky in other people’s eyes. But what is validation, anyway? Most of us are a little fuzzy on this concept, and for good reason: Validation can be hard to come by in everyday life. How to Get People to Like You. Have you ever asked yourself this question: “How do I get someone to like me?”

How to Get People to Like You

Well you are in luck, because we are going to explore the glorious topic of likability and how to authentically get someone to like you. Before we get started I want to tee-up our conversation with a wonderful story. This story is about my friend Elon who e-mailed me a few months back with an idea. To give you a little background on Elon, he works for a sporting events company selling raffle tickets to game goers. In his job, he usually sets up a table for fans to purchase tickets before, during half-time and after the game. How to Avoid Embarrassing Yourself in Awkward Social Situations. 5 Ways to Stop Worrying About What Everyone Thinks of You.

You could spend the whole year worrying about what other people think of you, but it wouldn’t get you anywhere.

5 Ways to Stop Worrying About What Everyone Thinks of You

“What’s wrong with wanting others to like you?” That’s what several of our course members asked me in response to one of my recent course member emails. And I’ve been asked similar questions over the years too. 9 Things to Do When Someone Hurts You. 4 Tips for Dealing With Stubborn People - Tina Gilbertson. Have you ever offered perfectly good advice to a loved one and been baffled as to why it fell on deaf ears?

4 Tips for Dealing With Stubborn People - Tina Gilbertson

I have. When the best course of action is clear and yet remains ignored by the person who most needs that knowledge, what’s going on? This week I had the privilege of reading the transcript of a recent address by psychoanalyst Elio Frattaroli, author of one of my favorite books, Healing the Soul in the Age of the Brain. In it, Dr. Frattaroli reviews the four therapeutic principles of Bruno Bettelheim, one of his early mentors.

Books

Altruism. Taming the Mammoth: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think. We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing.

Taming the Mammoth: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think

Buy it here. Part 1: Meet Your Mammoth The first day I was in second grade, I came to school and noticed that there was a new, very pretty girl in the class—someone who hadn’t been there the previous two years. Her name was Alana and within an hour, she was everything to me. When you’re seven, there aren’t really any actionable steps you can take when you’re in love with someone. But for me, it became suddenly relevant a few months later, when during recess one day, one of the girls in the class started asking each of the boys, “Who do youuu want to marry?” Social skills.